A Quick Earth Science Practice Quiz Questions!

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A Quick Earth Science Practice Quiz Questions!

Are you interested in earth science? If yes, this exercise is for you. This quiz will ask questions about the warm and fast western boundary current of the North Atlantic Gyre, the primary producer from the ocean called the earth's minor ocean basin. Most photosynthesis in the ocean water column will be used achieved. You must take this awesome quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the diagram below, name the feature circled in red
    • A. 

      Longshore Current

    • B. 

      Badmouth bar

    • C. 

      Beach

    • D. 

      Spit

  • 2. 
    Low ridges of sand that are parallel to the coast, are characteristic of depositional coasts and, typically, are separated from land by water or a lagoon are known as_______________________.
    • A. 

      Spits

    • B. 

      Barrier islands

    • C. 

      Badmouth bars

    • D. 

      Beaches

  • 3. 
    The warm and fast western boundary current of the North Atlantic Gyre is known as the ____________.
    • A. 

      Gulf stream

    • B. 

      Canary current

    • C. 

      North equatorial current

    • D. 

      North Atlantic current

  • 4. 
    Most primary producers in the ocean are _______________
    • A. 

      Zooplankton

    • B. 

      Benthic creatures

    • C. 

      Phytoplankton

    • D. 

      Living on coral reefs

  • 5. 
    The alignment of the moon, sun and the earth at spring tide is characteristic of all the following except __________
    • A. 

      New moon, full moon phases

    • B. 

      Highest of high tides

    • C. 

      Opposing solar and lunar bulges

    • D. 

      Lowest of low tides

  • 6. 
    The average salinity of seawater is __________ parts per thousand (ppt)
    • A. 

      32

    • B. 

      38

    • C. 

      40

    • D. 

      35

  • 7. 
    The smallest ocean basin on earth is the ____________________.
    • A. 

      Pacific ocean

    • B. 

      Arctic ocean

    • C. 

      Indian ocean

    • D. 

      Atlantic Ocean 

  • 8. 
    The ______________________ is the part of the continental margin that contains the submerged edge of the continent
    • A. 

      Continental shelf

    • B. 

      Continental rise

    • C. 

       shelf break

    • D. 

      Continental slope

  • 9. 
    The most vast, flat areas on earth are the ___________________
    • A. 

      Continental margins

    • B. 

      Mid-ocean ridges

    • C. 

      Continental rise

    • D. 

      Abyssal plains

  • 10. 
    The ______________ is where the density of seawater is increasing rapidly with depth
    • A. 

      Pycnocline

    • B. 

      Halocline

    • C. 

      Mesocline

    • D. 

      Thermocline

  • 11. 
    Most photosynthesis in the ocean water column is achieved in the _________________ zone
    • A. 

      Benthic

    • B. 

      Photic

    • C. 

      Euphotic

    • D. 

      Photic

  • 12. 
    Areas of ___________ near coasts are where cool, nutrient - rich water is pushed to the surface causing areas of great biological productivity.
    • A. 

      Downwelling

    • B. 

      Aridity

    • C. 

      Upwelling

    • D. 

      Deep ocean circulation

  • 13. 
    Due to ocean acidification, the pH of the ocean decreases due to the input of dissolved ________________ causing calcifying marine organisms to have thinner shells.
    • A. 

      Nitrogen

    • B. 

      Bicarbonate

    • C. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • D. 

      Oxygen

  • 14. 
    All animals capable of swimming and moving about under their own propulsion are ________________
    • A. 

      Nekton

    • B. 

      Plankton

    • C. 

      Benthos

    • D. 

      Phytoplankton

  • 15. 
    Submarine canyons are thought to be carved out or created by
    • A. 

      Thermohaline currents

    • B. 

      Surface currents

    • C. 

      Turbidity currents

    • D. 

      Coriolis effect

  • 16. 
    The chicks of the layman albatross are most threatened by ________________ during nesting season on midway atoll.
    • A. 

      Sea level rise

    • B. 

      Plastic ingestion

    • C. 

      Loss of habitat 

    • D. 

      Abandonment

  • 17. 
    A ________________ is a unique community that has many rare species and is based on the decomposition of the body of a marine organism that has come to rest on the sea floor.
    • A. 

      Methane seep

    • B. 

      Whale fall

    • C. 

      Hydrothermal vent community

    • D. 

      Coral reef

  • 18. 
    Two high tides and two low tides per day is considered a ________________ tide
    • A. 

      Semi-diurnal

    • B. 

      Mixed

    • C. 

      Diurnal

    • D. 

      Ebb

  • 19. 
    Look at the photograph of the beach below. What is the man made features circled in red?
    • A. 

      Sea wall

    • B. 

      Groin

    • C. 

      Jetty

    • D. 

      Breakwater

  • 20. 
    Ocean floor sediment that originates from land is classified by source as _________________.
    • A. 

      Cosmogenous

    • B. 

      Biogenous

    • C. 

      Terrigenous

    • D. 

      Hydrogenous

  • 21. 
    ___________ is related to the average kinetic energy of a material's atoms or molecules
    • A. 

      Heat

    • B. 

      Conduction

    • C. 

      Temperature

    • D. 

      Convection

  • 22. 
    The lowermost layer of the atmosphere where we live  is the ________________
    • A. 

      Stratosphere

    • B. 

      Mesophere

    • C. 

      Thermosphere

    • D. 

      Troposphere

  • 23. 
    Atmospheric cells in the Southern Hemisphere are diverted to the ____________ due to the Coriolis effect
    • A. 

      Right

    • B. 

      Clockwise

    • C. 

      Left

    • D. 

      South

  • 24. 
    An extratropical cyclone travels from west to east across North American and is also known as a ______________
    • A. 

      Hurricane

    • B. 

      Nor'easter

    • C. 

      Tornado

    • D. 

      Typhoon

  • 25. 
    The ratio of the air's actual water-vapor content to the amount of water vapor required for saturation at the temperature (and pressure) is ___________________
    • A. 

      Dew point

    • B. 

      Relative humidity

    • C. 

      Vapor pressure

    • D. 

      Adiabatic cooling